It's almost that time of year again - the day that we all go and stuff ourselves to the gills with food, and gorge on the bounty of the season. Supposedly the Pilgrims did it with the Indians - but we have an advantage over them in the modern age - the Refridgerator! This wonderful piece of technology has lead to one unfortunate side-effect:
What Do You Do With Leftover Turkey?
Aside from the standard fare of Leftover Turkey sandwiches, and just reheating the feast for Thanksgiving Redux, most of us tend to get stuck trying to figure out creative ways to make the leftover turkey more palateable. In my experience, I've found there are precious few sites online that help with making that task easier - with one exception: LeftOverChef.com.
Here's why: It's a site that doesn't just spit out recipes that make you go digging through your cabinets for ingredients, or worse still - having to go to the store to get what you're missing. LeftOverChef.com lets you search their recipes based on the ingredients you already have on hand!
Simply click on the main ingredients (Turkey, Mashed Potatoes in my case) and get a list of recipes that use those ingredients. In my case, I got a recipe for Leftover Holiday Casserole which I like quite a bit. I'm posting it at the bottom of this article.
Why reuse your leftovers?
Leftover Holiday Casserole
Courtesy of LeftOverChef.com used with permission
- 2 c Cooked turkey or chicken-breast
-1 cn Cream of chicken soup
-3 c Mashed potatoes
-2 1/3 c Milk
-3 c Prepared stuffing
Preheat oven to 350. Cut turkey into small pieces and fry in frying pan
until brown. Add cream of chicken soup and one can of water. Simmer.
Prepare mashed potatoes (can be instant, frozen or leftover) according to
package directions. Top with stuffing. Pour turkey mixture over top of
stuffing. Bake covered for 20-25 min. or til heated through.
NOTES : Poultry, potatoes and stuffing can all be leftovers if available.